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August 29, 2012


Author of Voter ID Law Admits to Racist Email

South Carolina state Rep. Alan Clemmons (R), the author of a voter ID law considered discriminatory by the Justice Department, testified in federal court that, "while crafting the bill, he had responded favorably to a friend's racist email in support of the measure," McClatchy reports.

An email from Ed Koziol said that if the legislature offered a reward for voter identification cards, "it would be like a swarm of bees going after a watermelon."

Clemmons responded: "Amen, Ed, thank you for your support."

However, Clemmons testified that he did not remember giving out packets of peanuts with cards that said "Stop Obama's nutty agenda and support voter ID."














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